Youth Support Assistant

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founded in 2001
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Highlights

Experience the life and the culture in Ukraine
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable insight and experience in your career
Make memories by sharing your passion with us
Visit the local places and the ocean resorts
This project is well suited to volunteers who are passionate about working with young people to support their education and help them to develop their interests and life This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The Youth Support project in Ukraine provides an important developmental platform for underprivileged young people who need educational support and assistance with important social and interpersonal skills. By helping young people in Croatia to learn key life skills, you can help to heighten their expectations for themselves and open up new possibilities for their future.

 

As a volunteer, will work in after school centers and act largely as a positive role model for young people aged between 7-18 years old. More specifically, you can do anything from assisting with homework, supporting and encouraging studies of geography or history, organizing activities such as theater sessions, helping with arts and crafts activities, sports and assisting with any general work that needs to be done at the center.Volunteers will also have the opportunity to teach English in an informal way, mostly by interacting with the young people at the center to improve their verbal and written English language skills, which is often one of their biggest difficulties.

 

The main objective of the Youth Support project is to provide a much-needed safe place for young people to go after school, educational support, a social hub and a place where they are well supported. International volunteers are seen as an important part of this education as those who use the centers often haven’t encountered different cultures and values before. This is an opportunity for volunteers to bring new perspectives and creativity to these centers and the lives of the young people who go there.


 1- Knowledge of Youth Programs in Ukraine.

2- Global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management.

3- Certificates award

4- The ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.

5- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.

This project is well suited to volunteers who are passionate about working with young people to support their education and help them to develop their interests and life ambitions. Volunteers specific tasks will depend on the time of the year you volunteer as well as the needs of the center. Volunteers work closely alongside the organization staff and other volunteers to promote better outcomes for youth.

 

Projects Highlights

Experience Ukrainian hospitality and culture while living in a host-family all over Ukraine

Motivate kids to break their language barriers, think creatively and critically, be tolerant and communicate in a multicultural environment.

Get an affordable opportunity of traveling with a purpose.


Typical day

A volunteer day is subject to change depending on your specific project and placement. ​A typical daily schedule​ might be as follows:

8:00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation.

9.00 AM Volunteers with a morning shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project.

12.00 - 2:30 PM Lunch is served at the accommodation.

2:30 PM Volunteers with an afternoon or evening shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on their project.

7:30 - 9:00 PM Dinner at the volunteer accommodation. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish.

Please note this schedule will vary depending on the needs of your particular project.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have spare time to relax or ​explore other parts of Ukraine. Take a stroll along the seafront promenade and hit the beach to soak in the refreshing water of the coast.

 With so much on offer, it’s a great idea to do your own research before you go to get an idea of what you may want to see and do once you are in Ukraine. When it comes to booking excursions, we find that volunteers prefer to get together once in-country to organize travel and tours.

Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Univeristy or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
God Communication
Flexibility
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:30

Included Services

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals
  •  Discounts on language lessons

Airport Pickup at Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport
When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported by bus to the volunteer accommodation which is about a 40 minute drive. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.
Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in a dormitory-style hostel located in the city center. Every volunteer will have access to their own locker to store valuables and other personal belongings. Volunteers also have access to several common indoor and outdoor spaces, a TV  and a small kitchen with basic utensils. The hostel has shared bathrooms equipped with western toilets and showers. Bedding and towels are provided for each volunteer. Local staff do clean the accommodation throughout the week, though volunteers are required to keep their rooms tidy.

WiFi is available in the volunteer accommodation and can be accessed from many cafes and restaurants in the area. A local SIM card with data can also be purchased for unlocked phones.

Private rooms in the hostel with shared or private bathrooms can be arranged by request for an additional cost, subject to availability.

Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Breakfast is self-served at the volunteer accommodation and includes cereals, eggs, butter, marmalade, cream cheese, ham, milk, coffee, juice and bread. Lunch and dinner are provided in the accommodation according to a fixed menu. Meals will include pasta, rice, meat, seafood, vegetables and salad dishes as well as some typical Ukraine dishes.

Tap water is safe to drink in Ukraine and while we encourage volunteers to bring a reusable drink bottle to minimize the consumption of single-use plastics, bottled water is readily available if you prefer. You should budget approximately $5 per week for this.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport (VIN) in Vinnytsia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ukraine.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ukraine provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ukraine you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ukraine.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The Ukraine volunteer program begins on the first and third Monday of every month, and you need to arrive in Split on the Sunday before your chosen start date.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported by bus to the volunteer accommodation which is about a 40 minute drive. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Ukraine prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up from a meeting point in Split on the Sunday before your program start date or alternatively, you can make your own way to the volunteer accommodation.

On Monday, orientation is hosted by our local team in Ukraine and runs for a full day. Orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Ukraine – Introduction to Ukraine, Ukraine Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Ukraine, Introduction to your Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 570
5 weeks
$ 713
6 weeks
$ 855
7 weeks
$ 998
8 weeks
$ 1,140
9 weeks
$ 1,283
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,710
Average fees
$ 143 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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